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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Red Firethorn hedging
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Pyracantha Red hedge plants are one of our most popular hedging with berries, covered in clusters of shiny, bright red fruits in autumn/winter after fragrant white flowers in May. A fantastic evergreen, Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is extremely spikey and dense in habit. A Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge makes the ideal intruder deterrent whilst offering year-round screening and seasonal interest. Considering the diversity of these hedge plants and also how easy they are to grow, Red Firethorn makes the cut as one of Best4hedging's top 10.

  • Best Features: Bright red berries, evergreen foliage, fragrant white flowers, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade.
  • Also Consider: Our other varieties of Pyracantha hedging; Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or' or Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' for alternative berry colours.
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Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge (Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column') description

The highly fragrant, bee-friendly white flowers of Red Firethorn, stand out against the small mid-green foliage of this evergreen hedging plant in May. Once the flowers are gone the branches are smothered in bunches of glossy red berries, which make Pyracantha hedging a great food source for wildlife, such as birds who will also nest within the dense, prickly cover.

Common uses of Red Firethorn hedging

Although not suited to coastal or windy sites Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is very useful. It offers year-round cover and is fast growing, ideal for screening purposes and provides lovely seasonal interest with berries and flowers. The dense habit of Red Firethorn means that it forms a great shelter for wildlife and a good noise barrier, as well as being an effective intruder proof hedge due to its prickly thorns. A Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge is perfect for garden, formal, natural and landscape hedging, as it is easy to maintain and looks good when trimmed tightly or left a little bushy.

Combine Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' with

Try combining your Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge with other Pyracantha hedging plants, such as Orange and Yellow berried varieties for a colourful display. Red Firethorn also works well when planted alone, giving your garden a lasting burst of colour and interest.

Growth rate of Red Pyracantha hedging

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is a fast growing hedge plant, with an expected growth of 50cm a year. These hedges look best when maintained to a height of between 1 - 3 metres.

Care advice for Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is a very low maintenance shrub but we recommend pruning after flowering in order to encourage healthy foliage and an attractive shape. Please view our Hedging Care Advice section for further information on pruning your Pyracantha hedging.

Suggested planting density for Pyracantha hedging

For information regarding the planting density requirements of Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column', please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. Read our planting density recommendations here.

Red Pyracantha hedging is available to buy year-round as Cell Grown and Pot Grown plants.

The bulk of our Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge plants are UK grown by professionals with years of horticultural experience and skill, though we will occasionally source Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' from dedicated nurseries outside of the UK, where we are certain that the quality cannot be matched. At best4hedging we always do our utmost to deliver to you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices great, so you can buy your Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge with confidence.


Delivery Cost

  • Orders £60 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £60 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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